Photo By: Kasia Koniar

Sometimes, I just need to get away.  I had forgotten this and must admit I wasn’t really aware of my need as I left to retreat with God and a host of women just a few weekends ago.   I signed up for one reason, well, two:  my conceptual brain connected with the topic they’d chosen (water) and maybe, I’d finally hear more than one sentence from the women I’d been passing by lately.  Maybe God would just do HIS thing.

Sometimes we just need to get away.  Break in routine does something special and furiously rude to life.  It makes us look at our world differently, if only for a moment.  So, due to a weekend where my world halted, just enough, the blog, too, gets its BREAK into something new for a moment.  Stopping suddenly to make way for something else may be not only a change of pace, but also something we were born for.   Enjoy this journey into stories, poems and revelations; and take a moment to “retreat.”  God is waiting to meet you in your parched place.

Isaiah 41:17-20

17 The oppressed and the poor look for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched from thirst. I, the Lord, will respond to their prayers; I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them.

18 I will make streams flow down the slopes and produce springs in the middle of the valleys. I will turn the desert into a pool of water and the arid land into springs.

19 I will make cedars, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees grow in the wilderness; I will make evergreens, firs, and cypresses grow together in the desert.

20 I will do this so people will observe and recognize, so they will pay attention and understand that the Lord’s power has accomplished this, and that the Holy One of Israel has brought it into being.”

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